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   Re: [xml-dev] SAX characters event and external entities

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On 4 Mar 2003, K. Ari Krupnikov wrote:

> SAX parsers may return all contiguous character data in a single
> chunk, or they may split it into several chunks; however, all of the
> characters in any single event must come from the same external entity
> so that the Locator provides useful information. [1]
> How much of a "violation" would it be to have a caching XMLFilter that
> would report all contiguous character data in a single event,
> including across entity boundaries?

None, as long as the XMLFilter makes clear that that is what it is doing. I
think it would be a violation for an implementation of XMLReader to do
this, but filters aren't readers, they are, well, filters.

// Gregory Murphy <Gregory.Murphy@sun.com>


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